The most recent changes in the Lahori landscape is the demolition of the long standing Kalma Chowk. Twitter and Facebook statuses across Lahori accounts are either upset over the attack on the naval base in Karachi, or the flyover being built on Ferozpur Road.
I write this post in a fit of nostalgia for the time when this gigantic structure loomed over me on sweltering summer days. The chowk has an eclectic mix of beggers, balloon sellers, trannies and khusras who would tap on car windows hoping for a ten rupee note before the light changed.
The traffic at the giant crossroads had always been a mess but the last few months have been a nightmare for people commuting through the area. App ke kia tasuraat hain? Humain likhna na bhooliyay ga. Here are some pictures of the carnage (thanks to Saad Sarfraz and Arooj Zahid).